diy chalkboard, a set on Flickr.
Watch or read anything on home decor and ultimately the subject of a chalkboard will come up. Old as the hills yet versatile like you would not believe, a chalkboard in your home can be used for anything from: a menu, inspirational quote, spooky drawing for Halloween or a TTD list.
Here is my attempt to make a chalkboard on the cheap. I was lucky to acquire the frame from a relative who was ready to pass it on. The cost of the whole project came in at under $20:
Frame – free.
Masonite/hardboard – $8 from Home Depot. (FYI – had to buy a 4 x 8 sheet which was regularly $16 but asked to buy a damaged piece knowing my measurements so got it for half price. HD are pretty good at giving discounts if you ask).
Primer – any later primer can work. I had grey primer on hand.
Benjamin Moore Aura Exterior Paint (semi gloss latex) white paint – $4 for a “used” quart from Habitat for Humanity
Rustoleum Chalkboard Paint – $23 from Home Depot.
Chalk – $2 from the dollar store.